Hold Canada’s top REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $13.33, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
Investors pay a reasonable MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives you a.. Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on Dream Industrial REIT? This warehouse REIT appears to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: Dream Industrial REIT, $7.98, symbol DIR.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 152.2 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; www.dreamindustrialreit.ca), offers investors a  portfolio of industrial properties in North America and Europe.

The REIT, originally named Dundee Industrial REIT, first sold units to the public and began trading… Read More

You should hold this ETF

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $19.49, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap into all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
Investors pay a reasonable MER of 0.61%, and it currently gives you a.. Read More

Low fees give these six ETFs a big edge

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.

Of… Read More

Buy the best TSX REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF $19.77 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.1%.
The ETF’s top holdings are Canadian Apart. REIT… Read More

Tap into the best REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF $18.80 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.4%.
The ETF’s top holdings are RioCan REIT (14.1%),… Read More

These ETFs offer top-quality REITs

Traditionally, REITs are said to suffer when interest rates rise. That’s in part because their units, which typically offer high yields, compete with fixed-income instruments for investor interest. However, higher interest rates are usually accompanied by increased economic activity and growth. That higher growth is… Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on WPT Industrial REIT and Dream Industrial REIT? I was a shareholder of Pure Industrial REIT with great success until it was bought out. These warehouse REITs appear to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $12.78, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $568.7 million; www.wptreit.com), is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 54 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 18.1 million… Read More

Q: Pat: I’m looking for a replacement to Pure Industrial REIT, which got taken over recently. I have two candidates so far: Dream Industrial and WPT, which has all of its assets in the U.S., but is listed on the TSX. What do you think about those two? Thanks.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $13.10, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $583.0 million; www.wptreit.com), is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 52 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 17.6 million… Read More

Two high-yielding Canadian buys

DREAM OFFICE REIT $21.36 (Toronto symbol D.UN; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-365-3535; www.dream.ca/office; Units outstanding: 107.8 million; Market cap: $2.4 billion; Dividend yield: 10.5%) owns and manages 176 properties comprising 24.1 million square feet of office space in major cities across Canada.

In Western Canada,… Read More